A scientific term for "smelly feet." It's a euphemism, but not a very good one, seeing as you'd rather tell your guests that you have smelly feet than that you have something sounding like a horrible disease of your sexual organs. The condition could really be due to anything, considering that myriads of diseases could cause smelly feet-- not to mention that plenty of people have rather noisome feet as it is.
ETMYOLOGY: (¯o indicates an o with a macron
podo: Variation of Greek pod-
, for foot.
brom: Variation of bromo-
, from Greek br¯omos for stench
hidrosis: From Greek hidr¯osis
, for sweating
. This is in itself from Greek hidr¯os
, for sweat